Category: Digital Compact Cameras
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
The Olympus Stylus 1 is an advanced superzoom compact with a 1/1.7-type 12-megapixel sensor, fully retractable 28-300mm (eq.) f/2.8 lens and a 1.44-million-dot EVF. The large-diameter lens features a powerful, built-in VCM image stabilisation mechanism and a constant maximum aperture throughout the zoom range. The customisable analogue / digital Hybrid Control Ring on the front lets you assign the parameters you adjust most frequently (e.g., aperture, shutter speed, exposure time and program shift) to the ring or subdial on the top of the camera. Fast AF and shoot-and-share WiFi round off the specifications list. The Olympus Stylus 1 will be available for £549.99, from late November 2013.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Canon has launched a new cashback promotion in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. The offer gives you a chance to receive up to £70 cashback on your purchases, plus an extra £35 bonus if you ‘Mix and Match’ by buying two promotional products at the same time. The offer runs until 26.January 2014 for eligible products purchased from UK or Republic of Ireland retailers excluding grey/parallel imports. Click through / scroll down for the complete list of eligible products.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Leica has announced a design variation of the Leica D-Lux 6 digital compact camera featuring a high-gloss, two-colour finish. The most striking feature of this newly designed finish is the combination of a silver lens and a high-gloss black camera body. Leica has also introduced a new addition to the range of accessories for the Leica D-Lux 6 - the Leica Soft Pouch in lambskin nappa leather. The suggested retail price for Leica D-Lux 6 is £600 and that of the new soft pouch is is £60. Both products will be available from December.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Leica has launched a creative challenge for 120 participants in 4 cities. The Leica X Vario City Challenge is a coast to coast Leica Camera photo competition with a twist: Leica fans in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles and Miami can compete for the chance to win a Leica X Vario (pictured) among many other valuable prizes. Interested readers living in one of these cities are encouraged to sign up, select their favourite image, and submit it to #XVarioChallenge. Click through / read on for the details.
Monday, October 21, 2013
Ricoh have unveiled a limited edition GR camera featuring new-colour body and exclusive accessories. The Ricoh GR Limited Edition will be available from mid-November 2013 for £699.99 in the UK and $899.95 in the US, with a limited quantity of 5,000 units worldwide.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Want to see exactly what the new Fujifilm XQ1 premium compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Fujifilm XQ1, a new compact designed to compete with the popular Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100, including both the silver and black versions.
The Fujifilm XQ1 is a new premium compact camera. The pocket-sized Fujifilm XQ1 features a newly developed F1.8, 4x zoom lens and the same type of 2/3” X-Trans TM *1 CMOS II sensor and EXR Processor II as used in the highly regarded X20 camera. The Fujifilm XQ1 will be available in black or silver and cost £349 in the UK.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Want to see exactly what the new Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 premium bridge compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our extensive hands-on gallery of photos of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 compact camera, which boasts a 24-200mm lens with a constant aperture of f/2.8.
The Sony RX10 is a new bridge camera with a 20.2 megapixel 1.0-type back-illuminated CMOS imager and a 24-200mm (eq.) f/2.8 OSS lens. The newly developed Eye AF ensures crisp portraits with the sitter’s eye always in sharp focus, even if they’re not looking directly at you. Movie footage can be captured at selectable 50p (AVCHD progressive) or 25p frame rates, with full control over P/A/S/M exposure modes. A ‘clear’ HDMI output allows video to be reviewed on an external monitor or recorded to a separate storage device. With a high resolution of 1440k dots, the new high-contrast OLED Tru-Finder offers crisp edge-to-edge visibility of your subject, while the clear, bright 3.0" LCD tilts up or down for easy framing with the camera held high up or low down. On-board Wi-Fi allows easy one-touch connection with your NFC compliant Android smartphone or tablet. The compact, all-in-one Cyber-shot RX10 digital camera from Sony is available for pre-order now for £999, and goes on general sale in UK from mid-November.
Friday, September 27, 2013
Casio has issued firmware updates for a whole slew of its compact cameras. The Casio EX-ZR1000, EX-ZR800, EX-ZR750, EX-ZR710, EX-ZR700, EX-ZR410, EX-ZR400, EX-ZR310, EX-ZR300, EX-ZR200, EX-ZR20, EX-ZR15, EX-FC200S and EX-TR200 gain compatibility with FlashAir W-02 Class10 memory cards. The Casio EX-TR350, EX-TR300, EX-TR15 (pictured) and EX-TR10 benefit from improved microSD card reading. Registered owners of these cameras can download the firmware upgrades from the website below.
Monday, September 23, 2013
To support the UK launch of the new DMC-FZ72 and the existing DMC-FZ200 Lumix cameras, Panasonic will be rewarding every customer who purchases one of these two models with a complimentary membership to the National Trust. The new Lumix FZ72 (read review) boasts 60x optical zoom with focal length ranging from 20mm ultra-wide angle to 1200mm ultra-telephoto. The Lumix FZ200 features a maximum aperture of f/2.8 throughout its zoom range. During this promotion, which runs until 31 December customers will be able to choose between a single, joint or family National Trust membership. To find out more, visit the website below.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Tomorrow, Ricoh will begin accepting preorders for its Theta camera, which captures fully spherical scenes in a single shot. The device, designed for consumers, was announced at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Germany. Available to preorder via the website below, the Ricoh Theta will be sold for a tax-inclusive price of £329 in the UK.
Monday, September 9, 2013
Leica has unveiled the first model of a new line of Leica digital compact cameras, the Leica C. The easily pocketable Leica C has a 1/1.7" MOS sensor with a resolution of 12 megapixels, and comes equipped with a fixed-mount, 28-200mm (eq.) f/2.0-5.9 lens and an integrated electronic viewfinder (EVF). Other highlights include Wi-Fi connectivity with Near Field Communications (NFC) and a programmable ring around the lens that makes it easy to manually control aperture, shutter speed and zoom. The Leica C will be available in the UK from authorised Leica dealers, starting mid-September 2013. The suggested retail price is £550 including VAT. Registered Leica C owners will be able to download a fully functional copy of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom free of charge.
Friday, September 6, 2013
Ricoh has launched the Ricoh Theta, a new product billed as the world’s first mass-produced imaging device that encapsulates fully spherical scenes with one shot. The hand-held Ricoh Theta features a proprietary ultra-small twin-lens folded optical system that captures the scene around, above and below the device in one shot for fully spherical images. Fitting easily in a pocket or the palm of a hand, the slim, lightweight Ricoh Theta is synchronised with smartphones (currently only a couple of iPhone models, with Android support "expected before the end of the year"), where images can be immediately transmitted via Wi-Fi and viewed with a dedicated free app. Images uploaded to theta360.com can be shared on social networks. The suggested retail price is £329/$399.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Nikon has released half a dozen high-resolution sample images and a sample movie captured with the Nikon Coolpix P7800 professional compact camera. The Nikon P7800 is a new model that retains the headline specifications of its predecessor the P7700 and adds an eye-level electronic viewfinder. The six official Coolpix P7800 samples were all captured at low sensitivity settings (ISO 80/20° and ISO 250/25°), using the lens at the 28mm, 58mm and 200mm equivalent settings. Whereas the sample photos are presented at the original resolution of 4000x3000 pixels, the sample movie has been downsized for the Web.
Website: Official Nikon P7800 Sample Images
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Coolpix P7800 looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Coolpix P7800 premium compact camera, which now features an electronic viewfinder.
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Coolpix S02 compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the tiny Nikon Coolpix S02 compact camera.
The Nikon Coolpix P7800 is a new premium compact camera wth a 12-megapixel CMOS sensor, 7.1x optical zoom, a 921,000-dot EVF, 3” RGBW LCD vari-angle monitor and second-generation Vibration Reduction. Other highlights include a maximum continious shooting speed of 8 frames per second (fps), raw (NRW) image capture, Full HD video recording capability at 25 or 30fps and a Custom Movie Mode that allows users to set the shutter speed, aperture, ISO setting, picture control, manual focus, optical zoom and white balance for creative control. The Nikon Coolpix P7800 will be available in black from 26 September 2013, at a recommended retail price of £499.99 / €599.00 / $549.95.
The Nikon Coolpix S02 is a tiny, lightweight and affordable compact camera with a 13-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3x optical zoom, Full HD movie capture, 7.3 Gigabytes of internal memory and a metallic body cover. In addition, the camera features a Xenon flash and a 2,7-inch touch-sensitive rear display. "The Coolpix S02 might be the smallest member of the Coolpix family, but its small stylish design and clever features make it an essential must have," said James Loader, Senior Product Manager for Consumer Products at Nikon UK. "The tiny compact camera combines refined design features like anti-reflection touch screen technology, internal memory and built-in Xenon flash, with 13 megapixel CMOS sensor and easy auto modes to ensure you never miss a moment, or a party invitation.” The Nikon Coolpix will go on sale on 19 September 2013 at the recommended retail price of £119.99 / €149.00 / $179.95.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Want to see exactly what the new Nikon Coolpix S6600 compact camera looks like in the flesh?
Check out our hands-on gallery of photos of the Nikon Coolpix S6600 compact camera, which has a vari-angle LCD screen for easier "selfies"